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Update by Mel Barsky, Director at Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

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During Expo Day selected Summit Sponsors and Partners showcased their most promising brain health & wellness initiatives and solutions.

Mel Barsky, Director at Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI), will introduce a new call for innovation where CABHI will be funding novel ideas from point-of-care workers that can help to improve brain health in older adults.

Slidedeck supporting presentation and discussion during the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7-9th). Learn more at:
https://sharpbrains.com/summit-2019/

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Update by Mel Barsky, Director at Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

  1. 1. SharpBrains Virtual Summit Mel Barsky CABHI May 9, 2019
  2. 2. About Baycrest
  3. 3. 3 TORONTO
  4. 4. 4 BAYCREST. @ 101 Academic Health Science Centre Fully Affiliated with the University of Toronto 470 bed long term care home 260 bed complex continuing care hospital 190 suite assisted living facility 120 suite independent living facility 400+ ambulatory clinic visits / day 85 Community Day Programs
  5. 5. 5 Rotman Research Institute @ 30 • The Rotman Research Institute (RRI) is a premier centre for the study of human brain function • 150+ staff, of which 27 hold academic appointments at the University of Toronto and other partner universities
  6. 6. CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  7. 7. 7 CABHI: A Solution Accelerator Mission Statement To accelerate the development, validation, commercialization, dissemination and adoption of innovative products, services and best practices to support brain health and aging Vision Statement A world in which people can age in the setting of their choice, maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being as well as their independence as long as possible CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  8. 8. 8 What We Do • Identify, invest and advance promising innovations in aging and brain health through development, testing and mobilization • Connect commercial innovators to brain health and aging experts • Inspire a culture of innovation and knowledge transfer in the seniors care sector CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  9. 9. 9 Four Innovation Opportunities 1. Lack of innovation at the point of care 2. Sparse evidence of commercial product effectiveness 3. Slow diffusion of scientific innovations to the marketplace/bedside 4. Access to mentorship and funding that that can push innovations towards commercialization CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  10. 10. 10 CABHI’s Innovation Pipeline CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
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  12. 12. 12 CABHI Partners – A Global Network
  13. 13. SPARK Program
  14. 14. 14 The Spark Program Program Details • CABHI is inviting point-of-care staff to “try something different” to improve the lives of older adults, persons with dementia and their care partners. • Apply to the Spark program to receive up to $50,000 (CAD) over 12 months that can be used to develop and refine early- stage solutions or to adapt and test a commercially available solution in a real-world environment. • A total of $2.5M available across all projects CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  15. 15. 15 The Spark Program The Applicant: Must be one of the following: • Point-of-care worker: Healthcare Professionals, Allied Health Professionals, Personal Support Workers, Certified Nursing Assistants, Support Staff • Point-of-care manager; or person who directly manages clinical care delivery • Point of care researcher Researcher of applied or translational research in a care setting Must be employed at a Canadian healthcare organization or a member of the SQLI network CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  16. 16. 16 CABHI Innovation Themes Caregiver Support: Solutions that support caregivers (formal and informal) in their care for older adults living with dementia Aging in Place: Solutions that enable older adults with dementia to maximize their independence so that they can age in their desired setting. (e.g. by reducing falls, addressing social isolation, etc.) Care Coordination & Navigation: Solutions that help older adults, caregivers and healthcare providers to better coordinate and navigate care for older adults with dementia Cognitive Health: Solutions that improve brain/cognitive health for aging adults and/or support the identification and assessment of adults at risk for dementia/cognitive impairment Aging Indigenous & Rural Populations Solutions that address aging and brain health challenges particularly focusing on Indigenous populations and individuals in rural and remote areas CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  17. 17. 17 How to Apply 3 simple steps 1. Starting May 13th, 2019, Visit cabhi.com and click on 2. Read the Spark Call for Innovations Information Package 3. Submit an application by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2019 4. Email info@cabhi.com for info CENTREFOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  18. 18. 18 Shared Priorities – Government CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest
  19. 19. Visit: cabhi.com to apply Email: info@cabhi.com for info CENTRE FOR AGING +BRAIN HEALTH INNOVATION Powered by Baycrest

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